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File #: 2019-0166    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 4/24/2019 In control: Government Accountability and Oversight Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/11/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: 15512
Title: A MOTION requesting that the executive develop a report with recommendations for adding requirements related to human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation awareness training and testing for for-hire drivers.
Sponsors: Reagan Dunn, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Executive
Attachments: 1. Motion 15512, 2. 2019-0166_SR_HT_TNC_Education, 3. ATT1. Proposed Motion, 4. ATT2_Amdt_1, 5. 2019-0166_REVISED_SR_HT_TNC_Education
Staff: Curry, Clifton
Title
A MOTION requesting that the executive develop a report with recommendations for adding requirements related to human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation awareness training and testing for for-hire drivers.
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WHEREAS, victims of human trafficking, where persons profit from the control and exploitation of others and as defined under federal and state law, includes sex trafficking where a person is induced to perform a commercial sex act by force, fraud, coercion or in which the person induced to perform such an act is under age eighteen and labor trafficking where a person is forced into different forms of "labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion, for the purposes of subjecting that person to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery," such as domestic workers held in a home or farm workers forced to labor against their will, and
WHEREAS, human trafficking is considered to be one of the fastest-growing criminal industries in the world, with human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation having been identified as serious crime problems in King County, in Washington state and worldwide, and
WHEREAS, Washington was the first state to criminalize human trafficking in 2003. Washington state has some of the most comprehensive laws critical to the fight against human trafficking, punishing traffickers and supporting survivors, and is rated most outstanding by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center's Polaris Project, and
WHEREAS, the 2008 Report of the Washington Task Force against the Trafficking of Human Persons recommended among its urgent priorities the need to: educate Washington communities about human trafficking; provide support to implement community-driven antitrafficking strategies, including primary prevention efforts; and help victims escape their situations by making one-on-one contact with people who may be in trafficking situations, and
WHEREAS, the King County Metro transit dep...

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